Support local journalism. Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Meet the Florida Little Dog Rescue puppies who'll be going to the Puppy Bowl!

Posted By on Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 1:43 PM

click image Penelope the pug is one of the Florida Little Dog Rescue pups selected for Puppy Bowl XI. - ANIMAL PLANET
  • Animal Planet
  • Penelope the pug is one of the Florida Little Dog Rescue pups selected for Puppy Bowl XI.

Super Bowl Sunday means there's only one thing on TV worth watching – Animal Planet's 11th annual Puppy Bowl, in which Team Ruff and Team Fluff romp around a tiny football stadium equipped with squeaky toys, referees and water bowl cams. Sometimes they play, sometimes they tackle one another, sometimes they fall asleep. It's mesmerizing. 

Now we have even more reason to tune in because 16 of the puppies featured in this year's lineup are locals. Florida Little Dog Rescue, based in St. Cloud, has managed to get 12 puppies into the starting lineup for Puppy Bowl and four backups. This is the largest number of pups selected from a single rescue in all of Puppy Bowl history. Go home team! 

To celebrate, Florida Little Dog Rescue is holding a Puppy Bowl Tailgating event on SuperBowl Sunday beginning at 2 p.m. at the Hammered Lamb, and some of the Puppy Bowl stars will be on hand to sign "pawtographs." 

All of the puppy players were rescued from local animal shelters or neglect cases. Most of the Florida Little Dog Rescue Puppy Bowl players have already been adopted, but there are still two cuties – Starlight and Olaf – looking for homes. If you want to adopt your own little tiny linebacker, you can contact Florida Little Dog Rescue for more information. 

Check out the gallery of images of all of the Florida Little Dog Rescue pups selected for Puppy Bowl XI!

Tags: , , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at [email protected].

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Related Locations


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

January 19, 2022

View more issues


© 2022 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation